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VENICE 2019 International Film Critics’ Week / Awards

All This Victory scoops three awards in Venice’s International Film Critics’ Week

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- VENICE 2019: Ahmad Ghossein’s film has taken home the Grand Prize, the Audience Award and the gong for Best Technical Contribution; Scales by Shahad Ameen was crowned the winner by the under-30 jury

All This Victory scoops three awards in Venice’s International Film Critics’ Week
Director Ahmad Ghossein with his International Film Critics' Week Grand Prize

The International Film Critics’ Week (SIC) – an independent and parallel section organised by the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) as an integral part of the Venice International Film Festival – has handed out the awards of its 34th edition. The International Film Critics’ Week Grand Prize – made possible thanks to the support of the Siae – Italian Authors and Publishers Association and comprising a prize worth €5,000, handed out by an international jury consisting of Marta Bałaga, Paolo Mereghetti and Erfan Rashid – went to All This Victory [+see also:
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 by Ahmad Ghossein (Lebanon/France/Qatar). Ghossein’s movie also picked up the Audience Award, provided thanks to the support of the Municipality of Taranto, and the Mario Serandrei Award for Best Technical Contribution. “The 34th edition of the SIC, which boasted a programme and a selection of auteurs brimming with diversity and extraordinary voices, is undeniable proof that the audience wants to see surprising and courageous works,” stated General Delegate Giona A Nazzaro.

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Here is the list of award winners in the SIC:

International Film Critics’ Week Grand Prize
All This Victory [+see also:
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- Ahmad Ghossein (Lebanon/France/Qatar)

Audience Award – Municipality of Taranto
All This Victory - Ahmad Ghossein

Verona Film Club Award – under-30 jury
Scales - Shahad Ameen (United Arab Emirates/Iraq/Saudi Arabia)

Mario Serandrei – Hotel Saturnia Award for Best Technical Contribution
All This Victory - Ahmad Ghossein

SIC@SIC (Short Italian Cinema @ International Film Critics’ Week) – awards handed out by a jury made up of journalists from the French film magazine La Septième Obsession, headed by Thomas Aïdan

Award for Best Short Film
Veronica Doesn’t Smoke - Chiara Marotta (Italy)

Award for Best Director
Our Time - Veronica Spedicati (Italy)

Award for Best Technical Contribution
The Oceans Are the Real Continents - Tommaso Santambrogio (Italy)

Queer Lion Award
The Prince [+see also:
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- Sebastian Muñoz (Chile/Argentina/Belgium)

(Translated from Italian)

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